IPPA Public Lecture, Bishkek: Technological and Industrial Modernisation in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
January 24th 2019, 4.00 - 6.00 pm
Dr. Nazgul Jenish
American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Academy, Bishkek
This lecture will examine the current state of technological development of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and will discuss some technological and industrial modernisation options that could propel sustained economic growth in these countries. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are currently lagging behind in their technological development, largely due to the drastic post-Soviet de-industrialisation and the subsequent shift to a narrowly specialised, resource-dependent economic model. To address these structural imbalances, the lecture will discuss an industrial modernisation strategy centered on the application of information and communication technologies. The key elements of the strategy include the revival and/or development of technology- and knowledge-intensive industries such as machine-building, new materials and chemical industries on the basis of local raw materials, through a well-balanced mix of industrial, educational and research policies.
Dr. Nazgul Jenish is currently Professor at the American University of Central Asia and Senior Lecturer at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Prior to these appointments, she was Professor at New York University, USA, where she taught and conducted research in economics and statistics. Dr. Jenish has extensive experience in economic policies through her work at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and other international organisations. Dr. Jenish has published widely in top peer-reviewed international journals in economics and statistics and delivered guest lectures and seminars at leading world universities. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, USA. Her research centers on mathematical modelling and statistical analysis of socio-economic phenomena, development economics and industrial policy.
University of Central Asia
2nd Floor Seminar Room
138 Toktogul Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
The presentation will be conducted in English. Russian translation will be provided upon prior request.
* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.